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IIBA Present: Oral Character, Understanding and Treating the Abandoned Child

  • 25 Oct 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online

Short summary

In the first year of life, we need to receive enough love to develop a secure bond. When a child is not given enough love, they deflate like a balloon and collapse, in order to the suppress the pain of feeling abandoned. 

This workshop will teach you the dynamics of the Oral Character, increase your compassion for the Oral Character, provide the most effective therapeutic stance from a psychodynamic view, and provide Bioenergetic tools for helping the client. 

Learning objectives

In this workshop, participants will deepen their understanding of and compassion toward the Oral character and be able to take an effective therapeutic stance using Bioenergetic methods.

1. Gain an understanding of the psychodynamic world of the Oral Character.

2. Deepen your compassion for the struggle of the Oral Character.

3. Identify defensive and adaptive holding patterns.

4. Analyze transference and countertransference issues in working with the Oral.

5. Learn effective therapeutic tools for treating an Oral Client.

Presented by Vincentia Schroeter

Presenters bio

Vin Schroeter, PhD is a member of the international faculty of the IIBA and SCIBA (Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis). She had a forty-two-year career as a clinical psychotherapist, focusing on body-mind psychology, and specializing in Bioenergetic Analysis. She lives in California (USA) and is the author of the books: Tilt: Seeking Balance in Troubled Times (2021), and Communication Breakthrough: How Using Brain Science and Listening to the Body Can Transform Your Relationships (2018). Vin co-wrote with Barbara Thomson the book, Bend into Shape: Techniques for Bioenergetic Therapists (2011). 

Webinar details

Date: October 25, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 am (PDT)

Location: Webinar

Cost: Free! 

CEU information: Not available


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